Firefox does not apply the system-wide font settings

Bug #1036229 reported by Miroslav E. Hadzhiev (Хаджиев) on 2012-08-13
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
fontconfig (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Firefox does not use the system-wide settings of fonts' auto-hinting, anti-aliasing, etc.
You have to do these steps in order to fix it:

Basically, in Terminal, you should enter:

"gksudo nautilus"

Then, delete the three files that start with a 10.

Once deleted, close the Terminal, open it back up, and key in:
"sudo dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig"

Once you restart Firefox, you should see an improvement in the font rendering.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: firefox 14.0.1+build1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-29.46-generic 3.2.24
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-29-generic x86_64
AddonCompatCheckDisabled: False
AlsaVersion: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.24.
 **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
 card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: AD198x Analog [AD198x Analog]
   Subdevices: 1/1
   Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu12
Architecture: amd64
 **** List of CAPTURE Hardware Devices ****
 card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: AD198x Analog [AD198x Analog]
   Subdevices: 1/1
   Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
 /dev/snd/controlC0: miroslav 1888 F.... pulseaudio
BuildID: 20120713224749
 Card hw:0 'Intel'/'HDA Intel at 0xf4700000 irq 47'
   Mixer name : 'Analog Devices AD1981'
   Components : 'HDA:11d41981,103c309f,00100200 HDA:14f12bfa,103c309f,00090000'
   Controls : 11
   Simple ctrls : 9
Channel: Unavailable
Date: Mon Aug 13 17:50:16 2012
ForcedLayersAccel: False
 auto lo
 iface lo inet loopback
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20120425)
 default via dev wlan0 proto static dev wlan0 scope link metric 1000 dev wlan0 proto kernel scope link src metric 2
 [Profile]/<email address hidden>/defaults/preferences/prefs.js
 [Profile]/<email address hidden>/defaults/preferences/pref.js
 PATH=(custom, no user)
Profiles: Profile0 (Default) - LastVersion=14.0.1/20120713224749 (In use)
 rhythmbox-mozilla 2.96-0ubuntu4.1
 mozilla-libreoffice 1:3.5.4-0ubuntu1
 totem-mozilla 3.0.1-0ubuntu21
RunningIncompatibleAddons: False
SourcePackage: firefox
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install) 07/11/2008
dmi.bios.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
dmi.bios.version: 68YAF Ver. F.1D 309F
dmi.board.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
dmi.board.version: KBC Version 54.3D
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnHewlett-Packard:bvr68YAFVer.F.1D:bd07/11/2008:svnHewlett-Packard:pn:pvrF.1D:rvnHewlett-Packard:rn309F:rvrKBCVersion54.3D:cvnHewlett-Packard:ct10:cvr:
dmi.product.version: F.1D
dmi.sys.vendor: Hewlett-Packard

affects: firefox (Ubuntu) → fontconfig (Ubuntu)
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